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Reader Dan Stevens does a splendid job bringing mean-spirited candy-shop owners and bull-headed prefects to life in these memories of Dahl's childhood. He captures Dahl's voice beautifully-- bubbling with the dark humor and pranskter-pleasure that are such powerful ingredients in all Dahl's writing. I found myself recounting bits of this book to friends and family, and I very much look forward to listening to "Going Solo" soon.
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If you could sum up Boy in three words, what would they be?
a funny elegance
Who was your favorite character and why?
Roald Dahl is the primary character and this is about himself as a boy.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
No, I didn't really want to listen to this all in one sitting...I wanted to hear something courageous and humorous outside of my immediacy to lull me into smiling may way to dreams and because I fall asleep before it's over, I have the pleasure of listening again.
Any additional comments?
If you compare this to Roald Dahl himself reading his own stories...this was better. Dan Stevens made a very good story, excellent.
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